TransLink developing better secure parking options at stations

November 2, 2013

At Surrey's King George SkyTrain Station and Vancouver's Main Street Station, a 50 bike facility is planned for installation in 2014 as pilot projects to look into further expansion.

"Customers will pay per use rather than paying a flat fee upfront ... Similar to a parking garage for cars, as cyclists enter and exit the bike parking, the space can be used by another," said TransLink director of roads Sany Zein. "There will continue to be individual lockers which are rented to an individual and accessed by a key."

TransLink says those two areas will be used to learn more about "functionality, maintenance and customer experience" through observations. 

According to its plan, each facility will be accessible by a fob or electric key similar to the Compass Card and will have a camera recording.

Prices have yet to be determined for using the planned facilities. TransLink said it doesn't have space to install new individual lockers. It said the new structures will save space and help phase out some of the older lockers that are now worn from weather and use.